Biography

T. C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle is the author of such novels as WORLD'S END, which won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award; DROP CITY, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller THE WOMEN. He has also published numerous collections of stories and was the recipient of the prestigious PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. His stories regularly appear in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, The Paris Review and other major American magazines. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Boyle lives on the California coast, within sight of the Channel Islands.

T. C. Boyle

Books by T. C. Boyle

by T. C. Boyle - Fiction, Psychological Suspense

Set in contemporary Northern California, THE HARDER THEY COME explores the volatile connections between three damaged people --- an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son and the son's paranoid, much older lover --- as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.

by T. C. Boyle - Fiction, Short Stories

By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, T. C. Boyle’s stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The 58 stories in this new volume, written over the last 18 years, reflect his maturing themes. Along with the satires and tall tales that established his reputation, readers will find stories speaking to contemporary social issues, from air rage to abortion doctors, and character-driven tales of quiet power and passion.

by T. C. Boyle - Fiction, Historical Fiction

T. C. Boyle returns to the Channel Islands for his latest work of historical fiction, which is comprised of two short novels. In the first, set in 1888, Marantha Waters moves to the island with her husband and daughter to run a sheep farm, with the hope that the climate will cure Marantha’s consumption. In the second, set in the 1930s, Elise Lester and her husband, the latter shell-shocked during World War I, take over the land.

by T. C. Boyle - Fiction

Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist spearheading the efforts to save the islands' native creatures from invasive species. Dave LaJoy, is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert her plans.

by T. C. Boyle - Fiction

It is the dawn of the twentieth century when the beautiful, budding feminist Katherine Dexter falls in love with Stanley McCormick, son of a millionaire inventor. Before the marriage is consummated, Stanley experiences a nervous breakdown and is diagnosed as a schizophrenic sex maniac. Locked up for the rest of his life at Riven Rock, the family's California mansion, his true salvation lies with Katherine.